Save The Garment Center



designer Yeohlee Teng

designer Yeohlee Teng

Paul Cavazza, Owner, Create a Marker, Founder, Save the Garment Center

Samanta Cortes, International Consultant, Founder, Board Member, Save the Garment Center

Joe Ferrara, Director, Garment Center Supplier Association (GCSA), Owner, Ferarra Manufacturing Company

Adam Friedman, Director of the Pratt Center for Community Development

Larry Geffner, Owner, Vogue Too, Founder, Save the Garment Center

Stan Herman, Designer, Stan Herman Productions, Past President, CFDA

Steven Kolb, CEO, CFDA

Nanette Lepore, Designer, Nanette Lepore

Anthony Lilore, Owner, RESTORE Clothing, Board Member, Save the Garment Center

Eric Martins, Lobbyist, Save the Garment Center

Edgar Romney, Secretary-Treasurer for Workers United

Robert Savage, President & Owner, Nanette Lepore

Joerg Schwartz, Architect, Consultant to CFDA and Save the Garment Center

Anna Sui, Designer, Anna Sui

Yeohlee Teng, YEOHLEE Inc, General Secretary, CFDA

Andrew Ward, Executive Director of Sourcing & Designer Development, GIDC

From The Beginning

After manufacturers made the call to action, celebrated designers such as Yeohlee Teng, Nanette Lepore, and Anna Sui quickly became active supporters of the cause, as did many other important players in the fashion industry. The list of emerging and established designers supporting and utilizing the district continues to grow.

Since 2009 Nanette Lepore has sponsored an annual rally for STGC to promote the manufacturers, resources, and designers in the Garment Center. Many famous American designers, such as Lepore, got their start in the Garment Center and now is their chance to give back and ensure a future for the American Designers of tomorrow.

Here we will showcase this tremendous industry wide support and how each individual entity is contributing to the future vitality of the district.

Nanette Lepore 

Shown above, leading the Garment Center rally on 39th street and 7th avenue.

See her here on a PBS special.

Anna Sui

Save the Garment Center t-shirt designed by Anna Sui for Fashion Week in February, 2009.

Read about her here on 39th and Broadway.


Yeohlee Teng shown above with Diane Von Furstenburg at the 2009 Save the Garment Center rally.

Read about her here in Vogue. 

Jason Wu

Jason Wu, shown above in his studio on 35th Street in the Garment Center.

Read about him here in the Wall Street Journal.